City Tour by Car - The Kunstkamera Museum1 Day | The Kunstkamera museum

City Tour by Car - The Kunstkamera Museum

Tour itinerary:

The strange for the Russian ear word «Kunstkamera» that in German means «a room of rarities», was used by Peter I, the founder of St. Petersburg, to name his collection of rarities. Peter’s idea to open such a «room» at home was bought in Europe, where he had found not only the abundance of such displays but also discovered for himself a new science - anatomy. At he same time Peter bought everything that surprised him: books, tools, abnormalities samples etc. On the basis of the all the stuff brought Peter founded his own personal collection of rarities. To replenish it he used the materials brought after domestic expeditions, foreign purchases, and donations from private individuals. Famous travelers from all over the world gave Peter curious things, which they brought from different countries they visited. Updating collections required more space, so in 1714 the personal collection of Peter I as well as the rarities collection belonging to Health Ministry were moved from Moscow to St. Petersburg and placed in the Summer Palace. In 1719 the collection of «Kunstkamera» was transported to «Kikin’s Home» near Smolny courtyard. From that time on Kunstkamera went public; by the order of Peter I it was open to everyone.
Here you will also see many natural curiosities and rarities you have never seen and even imagined.

More similar tours toCity Tour by Car - The Kunstkamera Museum

Russia Historical Tour: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Golden Ring and Kazan Russia Historical Tour: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Golden Ring and Kazan

Discover more of the largest country in the world on this 2-week Russia historical tour that explores the highlights of Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Golden Ring, and ...

Details
Golden Ring Travel from Moscow (incl. Kostroma and Plyos) Golden Ring Travel from Moscow (incl. Kostroma and Plyos)

The history, ancient architecture, and traditional culture of Russia’s famous “Golden Ring” travel – discover all this and more on our 9-day North-west Golden Ring Tour from Moscow ...

Details
Other Surroundings: Pavlovsk Tour by Car or by Public Transport Pavlovsk by Car or by Public Transport Tour

This guided tour (by car/bus) will introduce you to the former summer residence of the Russian imperator Paul I with its superb park ensemble, one of the largest in ...

Details
Russia Cultural Tour: Moscow and Ancient Towns of North-western Russia Moscow and Ancient Towns of North-western Russia Tour

Discover ancient and modern Russia on this 1-week tour of the vibrant capital of Moscow, the ancient fortresses and monasteries of Pskov and Izborsk, the UNESCO World Heritage city of ...

Details